Tennis Tuesday: News Roundup

This Week’s Tournaments:
Antalya Open – Antalya, Turkey
Aegon international – Eastbourne, Great Britain

Last Week’s Winners:
Gerry Weber Open – Roger Federer
Aegon Championships – Feliciano Lopez

Wimbledon Qualifying Underway
It seems like the grass season just started, but we’re already almost to the third slam of the year!  Wimbledon qualifying play started yesterday in London.  Last year’s surprise qualifier, hometown favorite Marcus Willis, is playing through the qualifying draw this year.   We’d love to see him back in the main draw!  Other players we have an eye on include Stefanos Tsitsipas, Taylor Fritz, Alex de Minaur, and Quentin Halys.

Dan Evans Admits Positive Test for Drug Use
One British player who will not be playing in Wimbledon this year is Dan Evans, who held a press conference last week to announce that he failed a drug test in April for cocaine use.  No word yet on his punishment and how long it will be.

Feliciano Lopez Wins Queen’s Club
Feliciano joined the 35 and up title winners club over the weekend when he won the title at the Aegon Championships in London.   He defeated Marin Cilic in the final 4-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(8).  “Deliciano” turns 36 in September and is back into the top 30 of the ATP World Tour rankings with the title.  Vamos!

US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day Tickets On Sale
Tickets for the US Open and for Arthur Ashe Kids Day are on sale now!  The lineup for AAKD will be announced in July, but you are guaranteed to see some of the hottest new artists perform during the stadium show (past performers include Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Jonas Brothers, Forever In Your Mind, Justin Bieber, and many more) alongside your favorite tennis players.  Head over to the Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day website for tickets and more info and stay tuned for the lineup!

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